Monday, September 5, 2016

Salted Geoduck and Inamona (appetizer for 1-2)

salted geoduck and inamona

This salted geoduck and inamona dish is inspired by the many poke dishes that I have made, ate at restaurants and purchased pre-made on some (Hawaiian island) markets. For this appetizer, I used 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt in the inamona. If you prefer less salt then decrease the amount. I think this appetizer goes well with extra cold beer!

Salted Geoduck and Inamona (appetizer for 1-2)


About 1 cup thinly sliced geoduck (How to Clean and Prepare a Geoduck)
About 1/2 cup chopped Chinese chives and flower buds
1 recipe of inamona (see recipe below)
Juice from 1/2 baby lemon


Mix the geoduck, chives, inamona, and lemon juice well and serve.

Inamona is a Hawaiian seasoning typically made from kukui nuts or candlenuts and salt. If you do not have candlenuts you may substitute with 4 salt free macadamia nuts or cashew nuts. Here is my version.

Inamona (makes a little over 1 tablespoon)


2 whole roasted candlenuts, roughly chopped (about 1 Tbsp chopped)
1/2 tsp Hawaiian pink sea salt (or another sea salt)
1/4 tsp chili powder (or cayenne powder for more heat)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 

Heat a small pan over medium-high heat. Add all ingredients. Roast by moving the contents around on a pan for about a 45 seconds to a minute. Avoid burning the nuts. Remove the contents and let everything cool completely before using.

roasted kukui nuts

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